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College:

Alternatively: The College Counseling thread

Because lots of tropers are in high school or already in college, so yack about it here.

 2 Kinkajou, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:47:24 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
I love being a sophomore. Hah.

And I'm taking a Nintendo Hard course.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 3 Tsunde Ray, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:47:51 PM from Santa Clara, California
HOORAY!
If you are planning on majoring in Computer Science (or similar fields), for the love of God, DO NOT go to San Jose State University, especially if you have prior programming experience. Their status as a high-ranking CS school is quite misleading; most of the CS courses there are taught in Java.

My friend transferred here from UC Davis (where their CS department uses C/C++) and he tripped up for the first several weeks and had to take a Java programming class in order to be able to tackle any of the CS classes here. In hindsight, I should've warned him never to come here.

edited 25th Nov '09 4:52:44 PM by TsundeRay

 4 Blackmoon, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:48:22 PM from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
College: It's easy as shit if you're not in, like, Yale or something.

FUN FACT: I haven't studied for a single goddamned class since I started, and that was three years ago. Got me a B- average. Didn't read a single one of the assigned readings for British Literature, read summaries of all the readings for Japanese Culture on Wikipedia, wrote a 20-page paper on a book I skimmed in Rhetoric, improvised three presentations in the last year...
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 5 Kinkajou, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:49:07 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
I'm not studying in America.

Plus I'm taking the Game Development track, which uses (AFAIK) C++.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 6 Bobby G, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:49:56 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I'm just going to hug Lucky, who once again basically is the same person as me. ╥_╥
@ Blackmoon: YMMV

I do about 80% of the reading assigned for my Euro History class, and I think I'm close to 100% in there. I don't study for anything else, I'm probably around B-.   Edit

It's probably different for math/science/engineering people though xD

edited 25th Nov '09 4:55:50 PM by melloncollie

ALMSIVI
*Hugs Bobby* I'm telling ya man. Frighteningly similar.

Blackmoon, your post has given me hope.

I WAS ACCEPTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS! There was no doubt I would be, since they had to accept me, but getting the acceptance letter is still pretty awesome. waii

@Tsunde Ray: Okay, I have this feeling your response will be beyond me, but I still have to ask: What's with all the hate for Java?

edited 25th Nov '09 4:51:55 PM by Lucky Revenant

 9 Kinkajou, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:51:36 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
I had a fucking wild term last term.

Grades ranged from 1.0  * to 3.5  *
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 10 Blackmoon, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:51:37 PM from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
Note that I'm a language major and all the stuff I listed was general education requirements. Easy-peasy. Just don't go to a tough school like... anything in the Ivy League, really.

@LRev: Sounds like how I got into Oakland  * University.

edited 25th Nov '09 4:52:22 PM by Blackmoon

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 11 Tzetze, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:53:23 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
College apps are annoying. I hate UW's online form.
 12 Kinkajou, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:53:45 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
Tsunde Ray might hate it here. The professor still use Java, apparently dating back to the Linux years.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Harhar. I actually hear that Ivy League schools are easier 'cos the professors and counselors spoil you and stuff.

I think we forgot to mention that there's different standards/expectations for community college, private school, and public school.

 14 Lanceleoghauni, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:54:15 PM from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
NH has awesome schools I hear.

Mine is pretty easy, but then again I'm sort of Brilliant, but Lazy, so Your Milage May Vary.
"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
 15 Blackmoon, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:55:01 PM from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
Yeah, I dunno about "brilliant", but I'm certainly lazy.
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 16 Tsunde Ray, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:55:10 PM from Santa Clara, California
HOORAY!
Java is easy to use and is widely regarded as not a real programming language. Also, if you want to learn C++, tough shit; the one CS class that teaches it hasn't been available in over a decade. You'd have to take computer engineering classes to learn C++.
^ That's weird, I learned a little C++ at community college...

 18 Kinkajou, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:56:33 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
Over there at your school?
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 19 Tsunde Ray, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:57:32 PM from Santa Clara, California
HOORAY!
@Kinkajou: Yes. And I'm not taking extraneous courses just to un-suck my programming self.
Going to a two-year community college right now on a science transfer, but I'll be majoring in biology when I'm out of there.

I'm kinda screwed for my next semester. I was supposed to transfer to a four-year college but I was too late and thus I'm suck in a two-year college with only one class that applies to my major.

It looks like I'll be working on my Bachelor's Degree for about six years now...

edited 25th Nov '09 4:59:34 PM by Miijhal

 
 21 Zyxzy, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:57:51 PM from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
I'm going to a community college, working on my associate's in engineering. Going to transfer to 4 year after that, and hopefully have which branch pinned down.

^Ouch.

edited 25th Nov '09 4:58:15 PM by Zyxzy

 22 Kyler Thatch, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:57:53 PM Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
I still get confused by other people's grading systems. Where I go to, 1.0 is the highest grade you can possibly get, 3.0 means you just barely passed, and 5.0 is an utter failure.
The truth about my past? Impossible.
She'd turn away from me.
 23 Elmer 36919, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:58:23 PM from Your Wildest Dreams
The Badass Bishie
I started out at Alabama Southern but i transferred to Auburn University. The atmosphere there was great i even joined the school's Anime club and participated in the annual TP'ing of the campus.
I'ma cut A,B,C,D in the top of your head.
But don't worry sugar you ain't gone be dead.
 24 Kinkajou, Wed, 25th Nov '09 4:59:18 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
Hah, Kyler. it's the reverse here.

And I guess you already know which Uni I go to.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
ALMSIVI
I did realise something that's kinda scary though: since I didn't have to worry about getting into UT I didn't bother applying to other schools. The problem? I may not be able to pay for UT. I know there's lots of scholarships and loans and shit but how do I know I can get enough from that? Plus, I'm a white middle-class male. That cuts me out of the running for like a million scholarships...
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